BluesFest

Mental as Anything perfroming on stage

Sunday 25 March, 2018
3pm to 6pm

War Memorial Park,
Corner Moore and Catherine Streets, Leichhardt

Free event and bring a picnic!

Our biennial BluesFest is a free family friendly music event with a relaxed casual atmosphere.

This year we are thrilled to have rock legend, Ross Wilson as our headliner! Plus Bridie King and  Mary Jane Guiney serving up some cool sounds.

Part of the Sunset Series, BluesFest is the perfect event to pack a picnic lunch and spread out in the park while listening to some laid back Blues tunes.

Previous acts have included Mental as Anything, The Pigs, Steve Flack Blues Band, Diesel, Wendy Matthews, Trude Aspeling and Dan Hopkins.

2018 Program

Ross Wilson:  5pm to 6pm
Bridie King: 4pm to 4:45pm
Mary Jane Guiney: 3pm to 3:45pm

2018 Performers

Ross WilsonRoss Wilson

Ross Wilson is one of Australia’s most awarded, respected and well-known artists, with no less than 26 ARIA Top 40 hits to his credit.

Ross was the legendary front man of band Daddy Cool, whose number one anthem Eagle Rock smashed all previous sales records in Australia.

In 1977, he then formed Mondo Rock, delivering 80’s hits ‘Cool World’, ‘State of The Heart’, ‘Chemistry’, ‘No Time’, and ‘Come Said The Boy’.

Twice inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, Wilson has written hits for Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham and Joe Cocker, and produced smash hit albums for Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, Skyhooks and Screaming Jets.

BridieBridie King

Bridie King came to national prominence as a blues and boogie pianist with her recording of "Piano Frenzy" on The Hippos' album "Hippocracy" in 1988.

She has studied classical piano for 16 years and now teaches classical, blues and improvisation on piano at her busy home practice.

Bridie has had many overseas performers play as her special guests including Buddy Miles (Jimi Hendrix Band), Jimmy Vaughan (Stevie Ray Vaughan and The Thunderbirds), Johnnie Johnson and members of Dire Straits and Soko Richardson (Tina Turner's Band).  She has also been a special guest to Blues guitar legend Albert Collins at Selina's, Coogee.

Bridie and the Boogie Kings have played regularly at the Bridge Hotel, Rozelle, plus other Sydney major Sydney Jazz venues.

Mary JaneMary Jane Guiney

Born in Ireland, Mary Jane Guiney currently lives in Sydney Australia.

Mary Jane frequently visits the United States and has adopted New Orleans as her favourite place to study, write and develop her music.

With nearly three decades in the music business, Mary Jane has performed at various venues, concerts and festivals around the world including Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival Australia, Lugano Blues Festival Switzerland, Tangier Jazz Festival Morocco.

Small in stature, yet big in voice and heart, Mary Jane is an artist who is a treasure to all she touches.

 

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